superior
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /suːˈpɪəɹi.ə(ɹ)/
  • (America) IPA: /suːˈpɪɹiɚ/
Adjective

superior (not comparable)

  1. Higher in quality.
    Rebecca had always thought shorts were far superior to pants, as they didn't constantly make her legs itch.
  2. Higher in rank.
  3. More comprehensive, as a term in classification.
    A genus is superior to a species.
  4. Located above.
    the superior jaw; the superior part of an image
    1. (botany) Above the ovary; said of parts of the flower which, although normally below the ovary, adhere to it, and so appear to originate from its upper part; also of an ovary when the other floral organs are plainly below it in position, and free from it.
    2. (botany) Belonging to the part of an axillary flower which is toward the main stem; posterior.
    3. (botany) Pointing toward the apex of the fruit; ascending; said of the radicle.
    4. (typography) Printed in superscript.
      a superior figure or letter
  5. Greater or better than average; extraordinary.
  6. Beyond the power or influence of; too great or firm to be subdued or affected by; with to.
    • Spectator
      There is not in earth a spectacle more worthy than a great man superior to his sufferings.
  7. Of a planet: closer to the Earth than to the sun.
Antonyms Related terms Translations Translations Translations
  • Russian: превосхо́дный
Noun

superior (plural superiors)

  1. A person of higher rank or quality.
  2. The senior person in a monastic community.
  3. The head of certain churches and colleges.
  4. (Scotland, legal, historical) One who has made an original grant of heritable property to a tenant or vassal, on condition of a certain annual payment (feu duty) or of the performance of certain services.
Synonyms Related terms
Superior
Proper noun
  1. A town in Pinal County, Arizona.
  2. A statutory town in Boulder County, Colorado.
  3. An unincorporated community in Raccoon Township, Parke County.
  4. A tiny city/and/village in Dickinson County, Iowa.
  5. A town/county seat in Mineral County, Montana.
  6. A small city/and/town in Nuckolls County, Nebraska.
  7. An unincorporated community in McDowell County, West Virginia.
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